Wednesday, 8 December 2010


The BBC Radio 4 weekly discussion programme In Our Time recently covered the history of Logic from Socrates through to computation with Alan Turing. It is an interesting programme and well worth a listen. Necessarily broad in scope but more accessible than the recent hilarious attempt by the same programme to deal with imaginary numbers during which the presenter, Melvyn Bragg, tied himself in knots: 'yes... but what are they?'